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Advanced Materials for the Design of Lightweight JP5/JP8/DS2 Fueled Engines for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95055
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-001-0528
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T001
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENGINE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
12108 Burning Tree Rd. Fort Wayne, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Advanced Materials for the Design of Lightweight JP5/JP8/DS2 Fueled Engines for UAVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0437
Award Amount: $68,867.00
 

Abstract:

Develop a high power to weight, compact, heavy fuel MCC engine using advanced high strength materials. This new MCC engine design will also offer high durability and high efficiency with an extremely low acoustic and IR signature for use in future small UAVs. The overall objective of this Phase I development program is to develop a JP-5, JP-8 or DS2 MCC engine using advanced high strength to weight materials. This new design will offer a power to weight ratio between 1.1 to 1.5 HP per pound and a minimum service life over 600 hours. It will have a BSFC greater than 0.5 lb/hp-hr at all power outputs. This design will be developed for extreme operational environments including starting temperatures of 0 degrees F and above and operating temperatures from -50 degrees F to 130 degrees F. This MCC engine design can be scaled and/or stacked to cover an output range from 2 HP to 150 HP. The MCC engine is the only engine capable of full expansion which gives it an extremely quiet exhaust even without a muffler.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffery Erickson
Principle Investigator
2603381010
jle.erickson@verizon.net

Business Contact:

George Lewis
Vice President
2604853752
gslewis@verizon.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Engine Research Associates, Inc.
12108 Burning Tree Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46845

EIN/Tax ID: 351276214
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Purdue University
610 PURDUE MALL, HOVD RM 328B
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907
Contact: Michael R. Ludwig
Contact Phone: 7654941063